December 6, 2011 Subject:
Good animation compilation
I last saw this when it played in theaters in the late 70s, and looked forward to seeing it again.
Good collection of animated shorts, mostly in hand drawn, claymation, and rotoscoping techniques. Represented artists include Loren Bowie, Bernard Palacios, Kathy Rose, Derek Lamb, Steven Lisberger, Marv Newland, Paul Driessen, and Will Vinton ("Mountain Music" and Oscar winning "Closed Mondays" featured).
Unfortunately it looks like a poor quality print was used for the videotape source. There is a lot of film jitter in the first few minutes, and a few of the sequences seem washed out or overexposed, making it difficult to see much, as with Newland's famous "Bambi Meets Godzilla."
Definitely worth a look for what animation was like before computers and CGI took over. My personal favorite is Driessen's "Au Bout Du Fil Cradle" (Cat's Cradle), which involves a spider, I've had its music stuck in my head all these years.
December 5, 2011 Subject:
Super neat Video, really enjoyed its 70's flavor.